Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 17:19
Israel warns Gazans to flee as campaign intensifies
Israel urged 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes today, but the warning was largely ignored as the military intensified its nine-day campaign after Hamas snubbed a ceasefire effort.
As the punishing Israeli operation resumed pace, Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas was to travel to Egypt and Turkey in search of regional support for an immediate end to the fighting after an attempt at an Egyptian-brokered truce collapsed.
So far, the Israeli campaign has killed 208 Palestinians, with a Gaza-based rights group saying over 80 percent of the victims were civilians.
And militants have fired more than 1,200 rockets at Israel.